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Why even subscribe to the Hiking with Shawn Newsletter?

I mean, I give you all sorts of free content everywhere else.

I post daily YouTube videos!

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Heck, I’m even on Twitter!

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And, of course, I post weekly resource-packed articles on my Official Blog!

Oh, and my Patreons get to enjoy Daily Content, too!

So, why bother subscribing to an email newsletter?

It’s simple! Social media algorithms are changing so dramatically that they’re showing you stuff you don’t even follow and not showing as much as the people you’re following. So, it is safe to say (and the truth) that you probably miss a lot of what I post on social media.

My newsletter is sent directly to your email and is the same newsletter every subscriber gets!

Another thing about social media – they don’t want you to leave their platform, so they rank posts with external links lower than posts that keep people on social media. So, when I post links to my recent hiking videos or a free trail guide that I just released – you’re probably not seeing it as much.

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Right now, it’s a 70+ page PDF Hiking Trails of Southern Illinois guide that gives you some of my favorite hiking trails in southern Illinois, along with photos, free guides for each trail, and essential information about each area.

I say “Right Now” because I’ll create more information-packed guides and give them away exclusively to Hiking with Shawn Newsletter subscribers only!

Each issue of the newsletter will have a freebie that’s exclusive to the newsletter only.

This might be a hiking article, a list of tips, a trail guide, or something educational.

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What to Expect from Every Issue of the Hiking with Shawn Newsletter?

I will handcraft every issue! Hiking with Shawn!

I’ll ensure each issue is jam-packed with only the best of Shawnee National Forest, Southern Illinois, and Hiking with Shawn.

That means you’ll get the latest news about Shawnee National Forest, closures and reopening updates, trail guides, pro tips, and pretty pictures!

That also means all the outdoor-related events and happenings around the Shawnee and throughout Southern Illinois. You can also expect information about local dining, lodging, and shopping to have a unique experience in Southern Illinois.

And, of course, all the new and all the happenings of Hiking with Shawn. I’ll share my latest videos, trail guides, blog posts, social media recaps, and any upcoming events I have that you’ll probably want to know about.

And best of all, it’s all free because I love talking about this stuff and sharing it with you!

BONUS: Now and then, I’ll throw in a giveaway or contest for subscribers only to make it fun and share some fun prizes. But you’ll have to be a subscriber to know about it and participate!

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